Saturday, May 10, 2014

Henrik's First Birthday Quilt

I really wanted to make a quilt for Henrik's first birthday since I didn't make him a true quilt for when he was born.  We threw him a red, white and blue vintage-style train party for his first birthday so I wanted the quilt to go with the party.  I saw a pennant quilt on EmmyLizzy's Blog and thought that would work well for incorporating all of the fabric without it looking too dense or busy.  So played around with the layout for a while:
Then sewed them down for the top:

I didn't take any more process pictures because I pulled a couple VERRRRRRYYYY late nights in order to get it finished before his 1-year pictures.

Karianna Photography did an INCREDIBLE job capturing the details of his quilt.
As a backdrop for his cake smash


And she captured the back side where I embroidered a note to him!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sewing Put to Work!

So back in my Lesson 6: Let the Fabric Inspire the Project post I put in some pictures of the fabric I was using to make the flat sheet, the "quilt" and some pillows.  I also made the crib sheet.

Here is a picture of them in use in the crib for my little guy who's due at the end of April!

Once I found out he was a boy I also made the changing pad which was one of my most challenging projects to date!